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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have about 80ppm nitrate level, and I do water changes every other day and they just keep going back up. Does anybody know why this is happening? I have 1 betta, 4 zebra danios, and a bunch of snails that came with the live plants. Please help. My betta has developed dropsy now and I'm...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I've had my 10 gal. fresh water tank with my betta and 4 zebra danios for about a year now. Recently, my nitrate levels have been extremely high, and no matter what I can't seem to get them down. I have live plants, I've been doing water changes every other day, but my nitrates seem to go...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    (I posted this in the wrong place first, I'm sorry! Mods feel free to remove the other one. Sorry.) I adopted a betta from my friend's little sister. He was in a 1/2 gallon "tank" and I have no idea when his water was last changed. I was curious, so I took home a bottle of their tap water to...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I adopted a betta from my friend's little sister. He was in a 1/2 gallon "tank" and I have no idea when his water was last changed. I was curious, so I took home a bottle of their tap water to test it. My city's tap water parameters: Ammonia: .25 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 20 My friend's tap water...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello I am new betta owner and unfortunately learning how to "properly" care for him after getting him. Apparently we were misled and misinformed what was required of us to give him good life. But I am trying desperately to do the right things for him. Pertinent info: Male Crown Tail Betta from...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a 20 gallon long tank and last week I got 6 cories, 6 rasboras, and my betta to go in it. I tested the ammonia everyday and it is at 0, but today I tested the nitrates and they were close to 90! I'm going to do a major water change today to bring them down. Before I added the fish the...
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